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UP sugar crisis reaches union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan's doorsteps

Cane dues at Rs 22 bn even after expiry of Nov 30 deadline; State minister Suresh Rana writes to Paswan for immediate relief

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Sugarcane  |  Ram Vilas Paswan  |  Yogi Adityanath

Virendra Singh Rawat  |  Lucknow 

With sugarcane outstandings for the 2017-18 crushing season floating above Rs 22 billion, even after the expiry of the November 30 deadline set by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the sugar crisis has now reached the doorsteps of union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

UP sugarcane and sugar development minister Suresh Rana, who also holds the portfolio of minister of state for industrial development, has written to Paswan seeking immediate relief in the form of increasing the state sugar sale quota to 1.1 million tonnes (MT) and hiking the floor ex-factory sugar sale price from Rs ...

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First Published: Sun, December 23 2018. 15:49 IST
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